Dir::Manifest - treat a directory and a manifest file as a hash/dictionary of keys to texts or blobs


version 0.6.1


    use Dir::Manifest ();

    my $obj = Dir::Manifest->new(
            manifest_fn => "./t/data/texts/list.txt",
            dir         => "./t/data/texts/texts",

    # Or alternatively:
    my $obj = Dir::Manifest->dwim_new(
            base => "./t/data/texts",

    # TEST
    is (
        scalar(`my-process ...`),
        $obj->text("my-process-output1", {lf => 1,}),
        "Good output of my-process.",


Here is the primary use case: you have several long texts (and/or binary blobs) that you
wish to load from the code (e.g: for the "want"/expected values of tests) and you wish to
conventiently edit them, track them and maintain them. Using [Dir::Manifest](https://metacpan.org/pod/Dir%3A%3AManifest) you can
put each in a separate file in a directory, create a manifest file listing all valid
filenames/key and then say something like
`my $text = $dir->text("deal24solution.txt", {lf => 1})`. And hopefully it will
be done securely and reliably.


## my $obj = Dir::Manifest->new({manifest\_fn => "/path/to/base-dir/list.txr", dir => "/path/to/base-dir/texts",});

Constructs a new Dir::Manifest object from separate manifest\_fn and a directory holding the texts.

## my $obj = Dir::Manifest->dwim\_new({base => "/path/to/base-dir"});

Constructs a new Dir::Manifest with manifest\_fn being `$base->child("list.txt")`
and dir being `$base->child("texts")`. ("Convention over configuration".)

Added in version 0.6.0.

## $self->manifest\_fn()

The path to the manifest file.

## $self->dir()

The path to the directory containing the texts and blobs as files.

## $self->get\_keys()

Returns a sorted array reference containing the available keys as strings.

## $self->get\_obj($key)

Returns the [Dir::Manifest::Key](https://metacpan.org/pod/Dir%3A%3AManifest%3A%3AKey) object associated with the string $key.
Throws an error if $key was not given in the manifest.

## $self->fh($key)

Returns the [Path::Tiny](https://metacpan.org/pod/Path%3A%3ATiny) objects for the key, which is usable as a path
in string context. Equivalent to `$self->get_obj($key)->fh()`.

(Added in version 0.2.0. ).

## my $contents = $self->text("$key", {%OPTS})

Slurps the key using [Dir::Manifest::Slurp](https://metacpan.org/pod/Dir%3A%3AManifest%3A%3ASlurp)

## my $hash\_ref = $obj->texts\_dictionary( {slurp\_opts => {},} );

Returns a hash reference (a dictionary) containing all keys and their slurped contents
as values. `'slurp_opts'` is passed to text().

## $obj->add\_key( {key => "new\_key", utf8\_val => $utf8\_text, } );

Adds a new key with a file with the new UTF-8 contents encoded as $utf8\_text .
(Added in version 0.4.0).

## $obj->remove\_key( {key => "existing\_key\_id", } );

Removes the key from the dictionary while deleting its associated file.
(Added in version 0.4.0).


This code is dedicated to the memory of [Jonathan Scott Duff](https://metacpan.org/author/DUFF)
a.k.a PerlJam and perlpilot who passed away some days before the first release of
this code. For more about him, see:

- [https://p6weekly.wordpress.com/2018/12/30/2018-53-goodbye-perljam/](https://p6weekly.wordpress.com/2018/12/30/2018-53-goodbye-perljam/)
- [https://www.facebook.com/groups/perl6/permalink/2253332891599724/](https://www.facebook.com/groups/perl6/permalink/2253332891599724/)
- [https://www.mail-archive.com/perl6-users@perl.org/msg06390.html](https://www.mail-archive.com/perl6-users@perl.org/msg06390.html)
- [https://www.shlomifish.org/humour/fortunes/sharp-perl.html](https://www.shlomifish.org/humour/fortunes/sharp-perl.html)


[kristian vuljar](https://www.jamendo.com/artist/441226/kristian-vuljar) used to
have a jamendo track called "Keys" based on [Shine 4U](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8ehY5tutHs) by Carmen and Camille. You can find it at [http://www.shlomifish.org/Files/files/dirs/kristian-vuljar--keys/](http://www.shlomifish.org/Files/files/dirs/kristian-vuljar--keys/) .


## Websites

The following websites have more information about this module, and may be of help to you. As always,
in addition to those websites please use your favorite search engine to discover more resources.

- MetaCPAN

    A modern, open-source CPAN search engine, useful to view POD in HTML format.


- Search CPAN

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- RT: CPAN's Bug Tracker

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- CPAN Ratings

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- CPAN Testers

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- CPAN Testers Matrix

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- CPAN Testers Dependencies

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## Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to `bug-dir-manifest at rt.cpan.org`, or through
the web interface at [https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Report.html?Queue=Dir-Manifest](https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Report.html?Queue=Dir-Manifest). You will be automatically notified of any
progress on the request by the system.

## Source Code

The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please feel free to browse it and play
with it, or whatever. If you want to contribute patches, please send me a diff or prod me to pull
from your repository :)


    git clone https://github.com/shlomif/Dir-Manifest.git


Shlomi Fish <shlomif@cpan.org>


Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a
patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired


This software is Copyright (c) 2019 by Shlomi Fish.

This is free software, licensed under:

    The MIT (X11) License